Our Mentorship Program
Meet our team of Mentors, Psychologists, and Life Coaches!
*note: not all peer mentors/coaches are listed below; CBT, psychotherapy, peer mentor health and adult neurodiverse mentors are also available!
Neurodiverse Peer Mentors
Serena Chen (12th grade)
Mentors can help with school subjects, neurodiversity management strategies, embracing neurodiversity, advocating for diagnosis/in-school accommodations, and provide general guidance for mentees!
(and her cat, Catbalevsky)
Mentors neurodiverse elementary, middle school, and high school students
Available for On-demand texting mentorship and weekly check-in Zoom mentorships
Hey there, I'm Serena; I'm diagnosed with ADHD, I like photoshopping my cat onto comics, and I'm the founder of NeurodiverCity! When you sign up for a Zoom life coaching or consultation session, I'll be there to facilitate the first meetings and introduce you to your mentor. I'll also check in periodically with the two of you to make sure everything is going well :) If you're a neurodiverse or suspected-neurodiverse student, you can also sign up for texting mentorships with me—I'll try my best to answer your questions and I promise promise I don't judge! The cat is included in the mentorship too :D
Hi!! My name is Richie (he/him), and I've been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Dyslexia :) I'm seventeen, and a Junior in High School. I am considered a late-diagnosis as I was diagnosed with Autism at 13, ADHD at 12, and Dyslexia at 14, so I totally understand the frustrations with not being diagnosed yet. I plan to go into Psychology, but I'm not sure whether I want to be a psychiatrist or a research psychologist yet! I'm very passionate about neurodivergence acceptance, and want to encourage the journey to embracing ourselves as much as I can. I'm also a transgender gay male, and I'm very interested in the interconnection between Autism and gender identity :)
Mentors: Middle schoolers and High schoolers
Available for texting mentorships and live Zoom calls
Can help with: ADHD, Autism, English, Math, Art, Organization, Acceptance, and General Wellbeing
Neurodiverse Adult Mentors
Adult Neurodiverse Mentor
Hi friends! I'm Chanel (she/her), your neighborhood tatted autistic vegan yoga teacher. It took 23 years before discovering my autistic identity, so I understand what it's like to struggle silently. My diagnosis, and the self-reflection and personal growth that came with it, gave me a passion to provide support and understanding to other neurodivergents who feel unsupported or misunderstood. I believe people are too often told to behave when they need to be heard. My mentoring style is colored by hyperempathy, balanced with a strong opposition to toxic positivity and inauthentic niceties. Talk to me.
Mentors autistic individuals
Available for live Zoom mentorships
Adult Neurodiverse Mentor
Hello, I'm Sophie. I am a proud late-diagnosed autistic. I was diagnosed with ASD at 28 years old, after spending most of my life wondering how to navigate the neurotypical world. I am a trained English teacher and reading specialist, where I help inspire the next generation of neurodiverse students. I have a special interest in Psychology, and will be pursuing a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology this year. I can help with general guidance and support for autistic adults and high schoolers, including: how to embrace your autistic identity and advice for getting a formal ASD diagnosis. I can also provide subject-specific help for middle school students in the fields of English and Psychology.
Adult Neurodiverse Coach
Can help with: General coaching (client-led) with a strength-based focus (positive psychology, etc.), and executive function skills.
Experience: works for UK agency, coaching ND people in work & social projects
Coaches neurodiverse high school students, college students, and adults
Available for live Zoom Coaching **Paid, but fee decided mutually with client**
Passionate about leveraging neurodiverse individuals' unlimited possibilities!
Adult Neurodiverse Mentor
Hi there! I’m Lindsey and I was diagnosed with autism in 2020 at the age of 37. Although shocked to begin with, the diagnosis has allowed me to accept myself for who I am and let go of many memories that have confused me for years because I didn’t understand them; now I do!
Now I know my true identity, I want to embrace everything being autistic means for me and use it to help others on the spectrum to understand themselves, appreciate who they are and know that being autistic is pretty awesome! My career is in human resources and an area I am very passionate about is autism equality and inclusion in the workplace; it would be a privilege to assist college students and adults looking for assistance in this area, as well as general guidance on other aspects that being autistic means for us. I live in the UK so apologies if there’s a time difference!
Adult Neurodiverse Mentor
Can help with: ADHD, English, Art, Wellbeing, Executive Functioning, Organization
Experience: Runs ADHD networking hub with workshops, advocacy, & mentorships
Mentors neurodiverse high school students, college students, and adults
Available for On-demand texting mentorship and live Zoom mentorships
Passionate about amplifying the voices of the neurodivergent community and empowering individuals to thrive in their personal, professional and academic lives
Psychologists and Life Coaches
Anushka Mona Mittal
Certified Life Coach
I am an empathetic, welcoming, sensitive, resilient, and patient person who wishes to create a safe space for people with mental health issues.
I am a trained Professionally Certified Life Coach from the International Coaching Federation. I am a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. Currently, I am pursuing my master's in clinical psychology from Christ University, Gaziabad. I have battled depression and anxiety myself and looking back at how I was treated, I aim to provide people with a better environment.
For Life Coaching, I prefer Zoom and I am comfortable with all age groups.
Radhika Goyal, psychologist, holds a MsC in Health Psychology from Northumbria University and a BsC in Home Science from the University of New Delhi. She is a volunteer research assistant at Harvard University for Dr. Langer's lab, a counselor for an online platform for psychological services (Calmnme), a Psychologist in the COVID-19 Task Force at the Indian Academy of Health Psychology, and a counselor at the Kochhar Psychiatric Center. Among some of her certificates include Mental Health Effects from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Harvard University), Social and Emotional Learning Support for Adolescent Learners (Griffith University), Developmental Psychology (Monash University), and Early Childhood and Development (University of Delhi). Radhika is also a teacher and mentor for undergraduate psychology students at Psychogenic Modeling.
Services: Consultations (Zoom, text, call, website)
Q: If I signed up for the texting mentorship, am I allowed to text my mentor whenever, or is there a specified time when we both talk?
A: You are allowed to text your mentor whenever, and they will respond to the best of their ability ASAP!
Q: What's the difference between a peer mentorship and life coaching/psychologist mentoring?
A: (courtesy of Jasmine Lunia, peer mentor) A student mentorship differs from an adult mentor in that the mentor has experienced a lot of the same struggles quite recently and can better sympathize, provide support, and our own advice!
Q: I'm not formally diagnosed with a neurodiverse condition. Am I still eligible for this program?
A: Yes! We welcome all students with self-suspected or formally diagnosed neurodiverse conditions and mental health conditions!
Q: How often will live sessions be?
A: According to your needs and your schedule! We can offer sessions once weekly, once every two weeks, or once every month. Our team is flexible and we'll always try our best to adapt to your needs. :)